Monday, December 3, 2012


There are times that I curse these Oklahoma prarie winds, and the hot, muggy summers and the winters so cold it makes it hard to breathe. But there are times that I LOVE living here. We are so blessed to live in a place where land still grows untouched. Where peace and quiet are commonplace, and nature is as it should be. Over Thanksgiving break, the kids and I got to explore some of these places!
We went out to finish up the dock at my dad's place. Since the kids were out of school, I did less helping this time, and more wandering around with the einsteins. The concrete was dry, and it was ready to start laying the boards.
 The einsteins and I headed off with nets and bug cages to find all the little frogs that live around the pond. They were easy to find now that the water is so low!

 It was so low that we were able to reconstruct the bridge to "Emma Island"!
 ...and then we set off to explore past the dam. Where we had never explored before.
And strange things awaited us there...

 But we madde it back safely to the dock, which was almost done!
 ...and headed inside to get a drink, pick the stickers off our coats, and play games until Grandad & Daddy came in.

The next day, we headed out to the Waits Ranch with our friends. We got to jump from hay bale to hay bale. (There was only one wipeout moment - it was very much a country version of the big red ball bounce!)

 and then it was time to head out to the land on 4 wheelers and gators!

 The Castro/Waits clan. Watch out, world!
 Ev & his BF from preschool, Katherine. 
So cute.
Especially when you know that she was taking him to her big brother so that he could show him where to pee.
Thanks, Waits fam! We loved it!!

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